Ducks Recall Vatanen from Norfolk, Reassign Etem
Vatanen, 22 (6/3/91), earned 6-15=21 points with a +9 rating and 22 PIM in 48 regular-season games for the Ducks in 2013-14. He finished the regular season tied for fifth among rookie NHL defensemen and co-led Anaheim blueliners in goals. In 56 career NHL games, Vatanen has collected 8-15=23 points with a +12 rating and 22 penalty minutes (PIM).
Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Vatanen appeared in five of Norfolk’s postseason contests, recording 0-3=3 points with a +2 rating and four PIM. Among team leaders, he co-led in assists and ranked tied for second in points. The 5-10, 183-pound defenseman scored 2-5=7 points with four PIM in eight regular-season games with Norfolk in 2013-14. In 70 career AHL games, the Jyvaskyla, Finland native has collected 11-41=52 points with 48 PIM.
Etem, 21 (6/16/92), went scoreless in four postseason games with the Ducks. The Long Beach, California native appeared in 29 regular-season games with Anaheim in 2013-14, earning 7-4=11 points with a +3 rating and four PIM. Selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Etem has appeared in 67 career contests with the Ducks, collecting 10-11=21 points with a +10 rating and 13 PIM. In 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has 3-2=5 points with a +4 rating and 14 PIM.
The 6-1, 206-pound winger played 50 regular-season contests with the Admirals in 2013-14, scoring 24-30=54 points with a +14 rating and 10 PIM. He led the team in scoring and assists, co-led in plus/minus, ranked second in goals and third in PPG (7). In 97 career AHL contests, he has 38-33=71 points with a +14 rating and 24 PIM.